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(Some Guy)   Area 51 has moved to Maine   ( divider line
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9008 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Feb 2002 at 12:48 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-20 12:50:11 PM  
Big secret. SHHH
2002-02-20 12:52:53 PM  
Damn, I was hoping they would move it to Mississippi. That way when the aliens came back to claim their fallen comrades, they would blow up Mississippi in the process.
Now all they're going to do is blow up some pretty scenery and Steven King monsters.
2002-02-20 12:52:54 PM  
It's all a cover-up. It's Area 52 where all the top-top-top secret stuff happens.
2002-02-20 12:55:32 PM  
Well of course they moved it.

Why would the government want their secrets so close to a dangerous nuclear dump ??

2002-02-20 12:55:43 PM  
Wow. If some crazy conspiracy crackpot says it, it must be true!
2002-02-20 12:56:13 PM  
Shut up, WorldChode
2002-02-20 12:56:21 PM  
We don't wear fancy skirts, but we like flannel Maine.
2002-02-20 01:00:15 PM  
What Area 51... *shifts eyes from side to side*
2002-02-20 01:00:41 PM  
The aliens are sick of Tex-mex and they've got a hankerin' for lobster!
2002-02-20 01:00:53 PM  
I bought Hangar 18.
I split it into 2 units.
One is a recording studio. The other is a grow room.
2002-02-20 01:01:27 PM  
Ah, Rassleholic, I love you too. I'm always impressed when someone cares enough to put me in their profile. I've made it to Fb- Class. My mission here is complete.
2002-02-20 01:01:32 PM  
is this where they hide the Colonel's secret recipe?
2002-02-20 01:01:44 PM  
2002-02-20 01:06:17 PM  

I'm assuming they had to move it because the tinfoil-hat crowd was on to them?
2002-02-20 01:12:58 PM  
This makes sense to me, as I'm relatively sure that Moxie can be used as a defense against alien invaders, and they have a lot of it in Maine.
2002-02-20 01:15:33 PM  
Cdr, of course it can! It's got Bob Dobbs on the label!
2002-02-20 01:17:46 PM  
OK what is up with Fark and all this news on Maine?
Alright maybe they get as much news as anybody else but as me, a fat Mainer sitting on his computer all day i can say that, yeah you suck Nevada
2002-02-20 01:18:12 PM  
Area 51 in Maine...well, that explains my family.
2002-02-20 01:19:55 PM  
"Phone calls and e-mails to the consortium's Washington, D.C., offices go unanswered. A recording advises: "You are calling from a non-secure line and cannot be connected directly to our offices. Please call back using a secure phone line.""

I think I just found a new outgoing message for my answering machine.
2002-02-20 01:23:15 PM  
...I've always wanted to move to Maine too...
2002-02-20 01:24:03 PM  
He must have been watching that new Fox show, "Secrets of National Security Revealed". Holy ridiculously slow site too btw.
2002-02-20 01:24:04 PM  
It figures. Fark even busted the Sun Journal's home page.
2002-02-20 01:25:07 PM  
Area 51 moved to Utah in the early 90's. Area 51 still exists for the non super trick shiat. (Like testing radar reflecting paint and stuff)

Disinformation rulez!
2002-02-20 01:26:16 PM  
Can any of you give me the gist of what it was about?
2002-02-20 01:34:22 PM  
Never mind. Jeezus. What a load......
2002-02-20 01:34:37 PM  
I bet Maine just wants a cut of Nevada's tourist income, must remind myself to invest in local tinfoil hat salespoints...
Utah too? This IS going to stretch my portfolio!
2002-02-20 01:34:42 PM  
You... up here on vacation?
2002-02-20 01:43:43 PM  
Abandoned Area 51?????


Anyone who looks a sectional knows there is HUGE red area over the Groom Lake Compound.........
2002-02-20 01:52:12 PM  
All I know is that you can't get thayre from hayre.
2002-02-20 01:55:11 PM  
Area 51 is no longer in one place. It make sense to divide R&D into different locales for the sake of secrecy ... build one part here and the workers probably can't see what the part is for. Build another part over there, same thing.

My guess: Maine is likely; so's Utah. But don't forget probably the most barren of any area: Alaska.
2002-02-20 01:58:16 PM  
This even takes forever on the college internet lines.. whew.


Web site says Area 51 has moved to Maine
Staff Writer

Frank Anicetti can talk about conspiracy theories.

He can talk about ley lines - the supposed lines of energy that criss-cross the Earth's crust, an esoteric web of power some mystics claim they can tap.

Anicetti can talk about UFOs. He's heard of Area 51, the secret government base in Nevada where skywatchers and conspiracy buffs camp out nightly to watch mysterious lights dance above the desert.

"Oh yeah, I've heard all about that," he says. "I'd love to go out there and see that stuff some day."

He may not have to go anywhere, if a site on the World Wide Web is to be believed. The folks at say Area 51 has moved to Maine.

The Counter Evidence Research Consortium, or CERC, tells how the government closed Nevada's Area 51 about a year ago and moved part of the operation to the Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls.

Conspiracy theories

Area 51, the mecca of conspiracy theorists, was a real place. It was famous as the test site for the U-2 spy plane in the 1950s and various other secret aircraft thereafter. But conspiracy theorists make darker allegations. They claim the site is home to crashed alien spacecraft, back-engineered alien technology and even alien bodies - alive or not.

A 1997 Popular Mechanics article claimed the U.S. Air Force has officially abandoned Area 51. But CERC claims several projects from the area were loaded into military aircraft last year and moved to undisclosed locations. CERC's researchers allegedly tracked the aircraft to Brunswick Naval Air Station and a convoy of trucks from Brunswick to Lisbon Falls.

They stopped at the Worumbo Mill.

"Well, I would say that this comes as news to the folks around here," Anicetti said.

He owns Frank's Famous Frozen Fruited Flavors across the street from the blanket mill, which dominates the southeastern edges of the main drag. State routes 9, 196 and 125 all converge in front of the mill.

Anicetti said he might have noticed if a military convoy rolled through town and set up shop. Except for workers, the only traffic at the Worumbo Mill is bargain shoppers visiting the outlet store.

Blankets of secrecy

Jo Miller would have noticed. She is co-owner and manager of the mill and the accompanying outlet store. For the past eight years she has watched workers knit blankets - good, old-fashioned blankets.

"The most high-tech material we use is rayon," she said.

The complex consists of the outlet store, administrative offices, the mill, a hydroelectric plant - and the mysterious Building 14.

"That's just our warehouse," Miller alleged.

What about advanced, black-budget alien technology? Some of the machinery is new, but much of it has been in use for a number of years. Some machines built to make yarn haven't been used since the 1950s, Miller said.

As to why the conspiracy researchers at picked Lisbon Falls and her mill, Miller said she had a theory of her own.

"It's the name, Worumbo, and the way it rolls off the tongue," she said. "They always have trouble saying it on the radio. It's just one of those words."

Other Lisbon Falls residents seemed equally surprised to find out their hometown was the new home to conspiracy central, though none reported seeing secretive men in black, mysterious lights in the sky or anything other worldly.

"I'm surprised that they even knew Lisbon Falls or Worumbo existed," said Lisbon House of Pizza's Amanda Coyne.

'Non-secure line'

CERC's choice of Worumbo will remain a mystery. Rival researchers are either unaware of CERC's claims or are just plain ignoring them.

Phone calls and e-mails to the consortium's Washington, D.C., offices go unanswered. A recording advises: "You are calling from a non-secure line and cannot be connected directly to our offices. Please call back using a secure phone line."

An e-mail request for information or an interview was turned down by "Jay Michaels" in the public affairs and legal offices of the consortium.

"Please understand that it is the policy of CERC to not grant media interviews," Jay Michaels wrote. "We do not go out of our way to garner external publicity on our findings."

Michaels never replied to subsequent messages sent to his e-mail address., it turns out, is a free and anonymous service available to anyone with a computer.

CERC's story was Boobiesed to the Internet in January 2001, and a second report posted in February 2001 delivers more information, but only to paying members. Later updates, scheduled to appear monthly through July 2001, never materialized. According to the Web site, those reports are still being edited and will be released when they are finished.

Hmm ...

Locals are skeptical, but author Stephen King, a Durham native, didn't seem surprised by the rumor. King toiled in the mill for a time as a young man.

"If ever there was a place to stick aliens, Worumbo Mill was it," the author said through his assistant.

Still, Anicetti wonders.

"When you get right down to it, Maine would be perfect for that kind of thing," he said. "There's a lot of land where you could do something without most people ever knowing. And the people here just let you work without bothering you."

The more he thought about it, the more Anicetti said he was willing to believe it - or at least part of it.

"In fact, if there is anything to this, I bet the story that it's at the mill was designed to throw everyone off the track. I bet it's really going on someplace else .... Like Lewiston."

2002-02-20 02:08:13 PM  
LDMF: That's perfect!! Exactly the kind of response we give to any forienah's up he-a, especially them thar space men!!
2002-02-20 02:11:33 PM  
yea...ok, we know where the REAL Area51 is[image from too old to be available]
2002-02-20 02:12:06 PM  
sto0pid Photoisland resized....
2002-02-20 02:26:19 PM  
Pseudoscientist bullshiat.
2002-02-20 02:40:16 PM  
yes everyone! come up here and live in maine! where we give away free laptops to children, encourage our women to run naked and welcome all lifeforms, even if they're from away.

did i mention that we have potatoes and really nice canoes? and stephen king? LOVE US!!! LOVE US DAMMIT!!!

...i can't wait to move. sigh. :)
2002-02-20 03:03:02 PM  
Of course they moved it. Now when anybody stops at a gas station for directions, the old geezer will inevitably say "Ya cahn't get theah from heah." Perfect cover.
2002-02-20 03:15:59 PM  
The article would be much funnier if you could see Lisbon Falls. I'm not sure if they have cable ...
2002-02-20 03:27:53 PM  
Bk1dog1: I lived a year down in Bah Haabba.
2002-02-20 03:41:58 PM  
Ok, what the hell does the accompanying picture have to do with anything?
2002-02-20 03:45:58 PM  
It's Bah Hahbah if you wanna mock my glorious Boston accent. Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd !!!!! And i don't care where Area 51 moved to, but all I care about is Area #1, and I know right where it's located ! Willing to give tour of it to any beautiful woman...
2002-02-20 04:10:39 PM  
I just read a Stephen King novel about an alien spaceship crash landing in Maine. Coincidence? I think not!
2002-02-20 04:10:50 PM  
To Quote John Linnell:

The shaving razor's rusty but the sting brings you exactly back to
Is the world that went south
Is a punch in the mouth
At the top of the chart
Has crushed my evil heart
Is the devil you know
Is the heaven below
At the top of the chart
Has crushed my evil heart
2002-02-20 04:11:58 PM  
Skinink: I'm sorry I should of checked my Bahstunbonic manual.
2002-02-20 04:13:30 PM  
they Navy recently awardedt the mill a multi-gazillion buckaroo contract for blankies to keep our sailors warm and furry while waiting to nuke the ragheads!
2002-02-20 04:18:02 PM  
ok i read the popular mechanics issue they mentioned. total BULL_shiat. the writer just went to some reeeealy old army base in nevada, took some pictures of one or two broken down biuldings and came to the conculsion that area 51 was gone. disinformation at its most ludicris. of course we all know that by now, area 51 isnt used for any black project stuff, its too popular. they moved it all to DULCE new mexico.
2002-02-20 04:43:10 PM  
Will they forward all my letters to Maine?
2002-02-20 04:45:03 PM  
BTW.. Is Maine the state that's upside-down or rightside-up?
2002-02-20 07:14:08 PM  
Area 51 is still in operation. Most of the really classified research takes place underground. They started getting concerned about security in the late 1990's when every UFO nut in the world descended on the hills and mountains surrounding Groom Lake in an effort to observe UFO's and in the process of doing so compromised the secure testing of highly classified experimental military aircraft.

That they have moved some of their experimental testing to more secure areas away from prying eyes only makes sense.

Utah and New Mexico would be the most likely choices as the military controls vast areas of land in remote areas of both states.

The military also does experimental research in Alaska with the HAARP program. While not as exotic or intriguing as experimental aircraft - it's still some pretty wild stuff. If you're unfamiliar with HAARP here is a good link:

This article and the Popular Mechanics article mentioned are both disinformation and smoke screens designed to distract and divert attention from what's really going on and should be dismissed as such.

Black budget programs and experimental testing of new technologies is likely to expand even more with Bush in the White House.
2002-02-20 07:15:10 PM  
I live in Limerick, ME. I shoudl take a quick drive up to Lisbon Falls and see what the hullabaloo is all about tomorrow....I can see the headlines now

"Gray Ninja infiltrates Alien Compound at Warumbo Mill: Takes Pictures and Posts Them on"
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